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Doing the unthinkable to rubber dome keyboard

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As a recent convert to using a mechanical keyboard one of the items leftover was my old keyboard. A Microsoft internet keyboard from I think 1999. It survived more than just a few computers and monitors. It was the one and only device that I could count on. Not bad for $12.

I saw a video of an IBM model m bolt mod and I thought, I should at least clean that old keyboard. Ok, so I removed some of the keys.....


A warning, this picture contains 15 years or so of junk that fell between the keys and frankly its worse than a horror movie.
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This is what it looked like after a couple of cleaning passes before I used a screwdriver to scrape up the rest of the crusted on stuff. I then used a Q-tip for a final wipe down.



My "assistant" helping me sort the keys. Its probably her fur that dropped in there since she loves to sit on my keyboard!



The mostly done picture.



I did a little more cleaning on it and made sure the cat didn't sit on it again...

Ok, I feel better now.
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woah, that was nasty. Personally I would have pulled a gag and posted it on craigslist showing the stuff under the keycaps etc.


.. well. you still could i suppose. haha
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woah, that was nasty. Personally I would have pulled a gag and posted it on craigslist showing the stuff under the keycaps etc.


.. well. you still could i suppose. haha

I really just did for the lulz. It wasn't worth the time. The next time I clean a keyboard it will be a model M.
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That's why I use the vacuum cleaner on my keyboard from time to time.
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